A Day in the City – Part 2 of 3

The Dyckman Farm House

The Dyckman Farm House was built in 1784, and still remains, as a museum, on Broadway in northern Manhattan.  Back in the day, this house was the focal point of a 250 acre farm.   Over 100 years after it was built, 2 sisters, who were extended family members of the Dyckman’s, restored it and donated it to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.

The house is located at the very busy corner of Broadway and 204th street.  It’s size is dwarfed by city buildings, and it’s peacefulness interrupted by noisy traffic and the fast paced Manhattan life style.   Visiting this unusual sight requires one to use their imagination to cleverly picture what this farm and homestead must have looked like in early Manhattan days.

This “museum” is easy to find since it is located on a main NYC thoroughfare, and totally worth the $1.oo donation requested for visiting.

Front of the house from Broadway

 

The back porch

 

Side/Front view of the house

 

The view of Broadway from the front yard

 

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2 Responses to A Day in the City – Part 2 of 3

  1. Ann says:

    This is fascinating! I just don’t imagine a home like this in the heart of New York City! Everything is so much older and has so much more character than the structures Out West where I live.

  2. Diane Fiore says:

    I imagine, though, that the landscape is beautiful out west. I’ve been to Nevada and California, but never north of there. Some day……

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